Simulations can help to understand processes and component behavior in practice and reduce or even eliminate expensive tests. LKR's expertise in the field of numerical simulation ranges from user-oriented simulations and the development of new simulation methods to the research of basic approaches. Always with the focus and in coordination with the processes and components of the end users.
- Material modelling
- Component simulation
- Process simulation
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing Simulation
Process simulation of Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (Wire-AM) for the prediction of temperature distribution in the component as well as resulting distortion and residual stresses
CFD cooling simulation
Simulation of cooling mechanisms including phase transitions of the cooling fluid for the production of semi-finished products
Simulation of melt feeding systems
Melt feeding systems have a considerable influence on the process stability in the lightmetal production
Continuous casting simulation
Simulation of the continuous casting process to determine residual stresses and deformations
Metal Extrusion Simulation
Simulation of the metal extrusion process to improve tool designs, optimize process parameters and thus improve process performance
Mechanical properties of final products, particularly strength or formability, are directly related to evolution of the material microstructure along a production line.